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telescopenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtel·əˌskoʊp/
  • telescope noun [C] (DEVICE)

a cylindrical device that you look through to make objects that are far away look nearer and bigger
telescopic
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌtel·əˈskɑp·ɪk/
My camera’s telescopic lens lets me take great close-ups.

telescopeverb [T]

 us   /ˈtel·əˌskoʊp/
  • telescope verb [T] (SHORTEN)

to shorten something: Redford telescoped decades of history into a two-hour TV show.
(Definition of telescope from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"telescope" in British English

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telescopenoun [C]

uk   /ˈtel.ɪ.skəʊp/  us   /ˈtel.ə.skoʊp/
B2 a cylinder-shaped device for making objects that are far away look closer and larger, using a combination of lenses, or lenses and curved mirrors

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telescopic
adjective uk   /ˌtel.ɪˈskɒp.ɪk/  us   /ˌtel.əˈskɑː.pɪk/
a telescopic lens

telescopeverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈtel.ɪ.skəʊp/  us   /ˈtel.ə.skoʊp/
(Definition of telescope from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “telescope”
in Korean 현미경, 망원경…
in Arabic تِليسْكوب, مِنْظار مُقَرِّب…
in Malaysian teleskop…
in French télescope…
in Russian телескоп…
in Chinese (Traditional) 望遠鏡…
in Italian telescopio…
in Turkish teleskop…
in Polish teleskop…
in Spanish telescopio…
in Vietnamese kính thiên văn…
in Portuguese telescópio…
in Thai กล้องโทรทรรศน์…
in German das Teleskop…
in Catalan telescopi…
in Japanese 望遠鏡…
in Chinese (Simplified) 望远镜…
in Indonesian teleskop…
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